Order: Gruiformes | Family: Rallidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown |Loc. Rondonia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Riveralta, Bolivia
Status: The Azure Gallinule is generally rare and its status is poorly understood. It seems to be reported from sites along the Rio Napo in Loreto and Rio Madre de Dios and tributaries in southeastern Peru. It appears it is a non-breeding visitor in Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Polla de Agua Azulada.
Sub-species: Azure Gallinule (Porphyrio flavirostris) Gmelin, 1789.
Meaning of Name: Porphyrio: Gr. porphurion, porphyrio= marsh hen. flavirostris: L. flavus= yellow and rostris= nozzle, beak.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.